Introduction• The tiger (panthera tigris) is the largest cat species, reaching A total body length of up to 3.3 metres (11 ft) and weighing up to 306 kg (670 lb).• They are the third Created By largest 8:06:05 AM 9/9/2012 Kunal 4 land carnivore (behin
• Due to poaching (illegal hunting) in the recent years tigers population has gone below 3,200.• Tigers persist in less than 7% of their historic range.• 3 subspecies have gone extinct in the last 80 years 9/9/2012 8:06:05 AM Created By Kunal Tribhuvan 7
Reasons For Depletion Of TigerPopulationa large scale• Hunting on• Killing the Tiger for its Skin , Claws , Teeth , etc.• Being a big animal it is hunted as a sport• Illegal Hunting for Medicinal Trade• Chinas Growing Demand• Weak Law Enforcement• Poaching and Habitat Loss• The Genetic Threat• Impact of Catastrophes 9/9/2012 8 Created By Kunal 8:06:05 AM
Tiger Facts• Tigers can live up to 15 years in the wild.• Males can weigh up to 300kg and reach 1m at the shoulder.• The Amur Tiger - the largest of the tiger family - can measure up to 3m from its nose to the tip of its tail.• Tigers live in a variety of habitats from tropical and evergreen forests, 9/9/2012 8:06:05 AM Created By Kunal Tribhuvan 9
• Unlike other species of cats, tigers are good swimmers and readily enter water.• They have thick striped fur.• Colour and markings vary between the sub-species but most have over 100 stripes.• No two tigers have the same stripe patterns.• Old or sick tigers - or those living close to encroaching human populations - may become man-eaters as humans 9/9/2012 8:06:05 AM Created By Kunal Tribhuvan 10 and their livestock are easy prey.
• Tigers hunt mainly at night, preying on a variety of species from large buffalo and deer to birds and porcupines• Tigers hunt alone (unless they are teaching their cubs) - only about one in ten attacks result in a kill.• Tigers hunt alone (unless they are teaching their cubs) - only about one in ten attacks result in a kill.• Males have large territories (marked with urine and scent) of about 24 sq km, three times larger than the females, 9/9/2012 8:06:05 AM Created By Kunal Tribhuvan 11 and may include the territories of
• A male may kill cubs that have been fathered by other tigers so that he can mate with the female to produce his own offspring.• Cubs learn from their mothers and make their first solo kill at about 18 months. But they often stay with her until they are about two and a half.• Tigers reach maturity for breeding at four years.• In hot countries cubs are born throughout the year. In cold regions, 9/9/2012 8:06:05 AM Created By Kunal Tribhuvan 12 they are born in the spring.
• Cubs are usually born in a den or cave or thick undergrowth.• An average of 3-4 cubs are born in a litter but it is rare for them all to survive the first year. 9/9/2012 8:06:05 AM Created By Kunal Tribhuvan 13
This graph here shows the history of tiger population in our world9/9/2012 8:06:05 AM Created By Kunal Tribhuvan 14
An alarming number of tigers have been erased out of the world in 20069/9/2012 8:06:05 AM Created By Kunal Tribhuvan 15
In Russia , the tiger population has been rescued and the population has gone up above 5009/9/2012 8:06:05 AM Created By Kunal Tribhuvan 16
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